Archive for September, 2014
 
 
 
Saving
 
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family-fun
family-fun

Saving Ideas from a Former Nanny

I have often heard people say that they are going to wait to have enough money before having kids, hmm? What is enough? While having children does involve expense, it does not have to be excessive. Thinking back on my childhood...
 
Saving
 
auto mechanic
auto mechanic
auto mechanic

Dealerships vs Private Garages

Most of us assume that work done at the dealership is more expensive than it is at the privately run garage around the corner. But the very fact that I have been assuming prompted me to research the facts so that I could finall...
 
Recipes
 
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Moroccan-Couscous (1)
Moroccan-Couscous (1)

Recipe: Moroccan Couscous with Saffron

Although I am not a vegetarian nor a vegan, I have discovered some delicious recipes in Alicia Silverstone’s cookbook The Kind Diet. Here is one that I have made often and that I rely on because you can make a lot of it, ...

 
Health
 
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photodune-1752645-pharmacy-xs

What Your Doctor Is Not Telling You: Why generic is better than name-brand

  Although more often we associate illness with the winter season, there are a few bugs going around at this time of year – not to mention an increase in the number of people suffering from allergies. As parents, we ...
 
Lifestyle
 
WorkLife
WorkLife
WorkLife

Avoid the tendency to undervalue yourself

For the last three years, I have been living full-time in the world of make-believe, tantrums, chaos,  laughter, spilt milk and unconditional love. All of this I expected. What I did not expect to discover throughout this time ...
 
Recipes
 
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Recipe: Green Smoothie

This green smoothie was recently introduced to our breakfast rotation and I had to share it because it has been a hit with the kids, as well as the adults. With spinach being the main ingredient, this smoothie will help start y...

 
Lifestyle
 
mother daughter
mother daughter
mother daughter

5 Things Moms Like Doing with Their Daughters

Here is a guest-post reflecting on the relationship between mothers and daughters. We would love to hear about your go-to activities to help cement the bond with your mother or daughter and how you manage to do so on a budget. ...
 
Health
 
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Untitled
Untitled

No time for exercise? Squeeze it in!

When you have young children, it is often difficult to make time for an exercise routine – especially when they are babies. You barely have time to enjoy a hot shower, let alone put aside 150 minutes per week of physical ...
 
Saving
 
TV
TV
TV

Do you really need cable television?

Father Miser and I have been discussing cutting our cable television for months now, as a way to save money but also to pursue a more minimalistic approach to life. I am reluctant to let go of cable mainly because it is what I ...